Review: DS Laboratories Revita.EPS Eyelash Stimulator
Do you want longer lashes? Sure, we all do. Now someone please tell me I’m not the only one who remembers that Sally Struthers commercial. Bad early-90’s references aside, I’m not sure there are many people out there who wouldn’t want a little more in the lash area, so I was pretty excited when this stuff landed in my mailbox.
Revita.EPS is a peptide complex serum (which stimulates keratin production) that comes in a nifty little space-pen thingy. You click the end of the pen to dispense the product, and it comes out of a spongy tip. The directions show it being used directly from the pen, but I decided to be a rebel and pick it up on an eyeliner brush (because I can wash that frequently). You just apply it along the roots of your lashes like eyeliner.
For further proof that Nikki does not follow instructions, the packaging advises using it twice a day, but I only used it at night. Not for any particular reason, mostly just because I’m usually in a rush in the morning so I forgot. It also warns there’s “a potential for hair stimulation to occur in areas where Revita.EPS comes in repeated contact with skin surfaces.” Oh really? I’m pretty sure that’s meant to make you not put it anywhere except your eyes, but I figured I’d go ahead and see if it would make my eyebrows grow too. I didn’t bother with ‘after’ pictures of those, because well, it didn’t do much to my eyebrows. A few tiny hairs sprouted that you can see if you’re up close, under strong lights, with magnification. I wasn’t really expecting much though, because if Rogaine didn’t make my eyebrows grow, really, what will?
For my lashes though, that’s another thing. Lookie:
I’m not wearing mascara or any eyeliner in either picture because that would make them pretty useless. I wish I’d had a way to measure the actual length of my eyelashes before and after, but my digital calipers are pretty pointy and that just didn’t seem safe. If I had to guess, I’d say they grew by a couple millimeters though – enough that they occasionally brush my glasses, especially when I have a lengthening mascara on.
In the end I wouldn’t say it’s a substitute for mascara, but it did make a noticeable difference. I may try using it twice a day as directed for a while and see if that makes them grow more/faster. I’m also incredibly tempted to try out the Revita shampoo and conditioner, since my poor thin hair could use a little more oomph.
In Short: I’ve always thought lash potions were pretty much snake oil, but this one actually worked!
DS Laboratories Revita.EPS ($50) is available at dermstore.com